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New York Times, Saturday, May 3, 1958

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,231
Across Down
1. Kingdom in Asia. : IRAN
5. Cesare Siepi, for example. : BASSO
10. Title once held by MacArthur. : SCAP
14. Composer of "Les Girls." : COLEPORTER
16. Naturalness. : EASE
17. Labor contract item. : ESCALATORCLAUSE
19. Early American auto. : REO
20. S. African spear. : ASSAGAI
21. Male sheep. : TUP
22. Exact. : STRICT
24. Longing. : DESIRE
26. Lake in Ethiopia. : TANA
27. Wine city in Italy. : ASTI
30. Garden worker. : HOER
31. Course for a medic: Abbr. : ANAT
32. Mirthful interjection. : HAHA
33. Book ___. : ENDS
34. Kind of room in a library. : REFERENCE
37. Baby carriage. : PRAM
40. Leonard Warren role at the Met. : IAGO
41. Formerly: Arch. : ERST
44. Fit of fury. : RAGE
45. Golden Treasury items. : ODES
46. Sinister look. : LEER
47. One who sidesteps. : EVADER
49. Machine for spreading grass for drying. : TEDDER
51. My: Fr. : MES
52. Used-car dealer's business. : RESALES
56. River on Paraguay's boundary. : APA
57. Merchandising method. : INSTALLMENTPLAN
60. Etats-___. : UNIS
61. Housewife's chore. : LAUNDERING
62. Confusing, intricate network. : MAZE
63. Giants. : OGRES
64. Epithet for Monticello's master. : SAGE
1. Pastry tube specialists. : ICERS
2. One of the mouths of the Nile. : ROSETTA
3. Mohammedan sacred book. : ALCORAN
4. Group of educators: Abbr. : NEA
5. Brag. : BOAST
6. Fine ___. : ARTS
7. Greek portico. : STOA
8. NCO. : SERG
9. Native of the Orkney Islands. : ORCADIAN
10. Azov, for one. : SEA
11. Admonition. : CAUTION
12. Guaranteed. : ASSURED
13. Eyes: Colloq. : PEEPERS
15. Appease. : PLACATE
18. Mendacity. : LIE
23. Embraced. : INARMED
25. Swerved, as a ship. : SHEERED
27. In advance. : AHEAD
28. Bilko. : SARGE
29. Religious system: Abbr. : THEOS
35. New York's Little Flower. : FIORELLO
36. Rhadames' adjective for Aida. : CELESTE
37. Extra reward. : PREMIUM
38. City where Dante's tomb is. : RAVENNA
39. Swiss-American naturalist (1807–73). : AGASSIZ
42. Missouri city. : SEDALIA
43. Sea cucumber. : TREPANG
48. Epoch. : ERA
49. Has charge of. : TENDS
50. Cowhand country. : RANGE
53. Refuse metal. : SLAG
54. River of E. Asia. : AMUR
55. Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
58. Lao-___. : TSE
59. Couples: Abbr. : PRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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